The plant is also known as Langlois Violet and is often
mistaken for the Common Wood Violet, V. floridana.
Bayou Violet is a stemless perennial with conspicuous rhizomes.
Its preferred habitat is moist hardwood areas, swamps, and valleys.
Distribution in the Escambia region is throughout.
The leaves are heart-shaped (cordate) to 3 inches long,
smooth. The margin is toothed near the tip with 10 to 14 teeth.